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  1. Rat Behavior
    Hello, A few months ago I got 2 male rats ( Poe and Lychee) from a breeder. Everything has been great with the two boys and they are friendly and are still scared of me but have been warming up and starting to let me pet them and they’ll run onto me now. I thought things were going really well...
  2. Rat Behavior
    So I just got a new baby yesterday. He's a standard rat, 1 month old. I've had rats before but this just makes my heart swell and I'm pretty in love with this behavior if it's normal lol. So Echo is ALWAYS kissing. Like kicking my hands cheeks fingers. Not only me but my fiance and anyone else...
  3. Rat Behavior
    Hi all, We have a male rat ~ 3months old, we let him out his cage regularly for a couple of hours daily and try to handle him in this time. In general he doesnt like being handled e.g. will get suspicious of strokes and generally wriggle backwards from hands but i think we're making small...
  4. Rat Health
    My daughters rat has a cut/scratch of some sort on her tail and seems to be a little less active than usual. No other marks or issues other than not being as active.
  5. Rat Behavior
    Hi all, I have an aggression issue with two female rats! I adopted these two 6-month-old sisters from a local lady needing to rehome (time constraints mostly). They came from a group with 3 other older females and was told they are the result of a friends oops litter (the lady seemed legit). A...
  6. Rat Behavior
    Sorry if this is a dumb question but how do you encourage your new rats to like you? Or even notice you. I got rats because they're supposed to be smart and curious and affectionate, but so far I feel like I've got a couple of apathetic hamsters lol. I've had them only a few days, so they...
  7. Rat Behavior
    I have 3 rats. Two are adult siblings (neutered male and female), and one senior female. My senior, Socks, has never been aggressive and neither have the other two. Socks has bitten me twice and tried biting me through the cage recently. Sometimes when offering a treat, she would miss and latch...
  8. Rat Behavior
    I know this is a bit long but please please please read it, I'm really shaken up and shaking! So just a couple of minutes ago I was hanging out with the rats so that they were in the cage and I was just there and I was feeding them mushed banana from my hand.. and they loved it.. a lot.. too...
  9. Rat Behavior
    Hi :) I recently got my first rats - 4 females that are about 8 weeks old. One of the babies is smaller and more timid than the others. I've been following all the trust training advice, using treats, familiarisation etc but it seems as though I make progress with her and then the next day it...
  10. Rat Behavior
    I've noticed this when I take my rats out for playtime. They'll be bouncing around, clearly happy and playful and then I'll scoop them up and they sort of flail or wiggle around in my hand. It's not like they are trying to get away from me or that they are uncomfortable. I've researched a bit...
  11. Rat Behavior
    Hello! This is my first post, and it's quite a broad topic. I'm not a first-time rat owner, and I'm experienced with skittish and occasionally nippy rescues for that matter, But I feel like I've found myself in a relatively odd position with my new pair. Recently I took home a pair of PEW...
  12. General Rat Topics
    So I’ve got two boys that are rescue and estimated to be around 2 years. Felix has always been boisterous and has show aggression in the past but last night he took it to a whole new level and cause Oscar 3 wounds, all healing fine and being kept clean he’s also having pain meds. But today I’ve...
  13. Rat Behavior
    Just created this account so sorry if I'm doing anything wrong. So, a few weeks ago, six to be precise, got my first ever pair of rats! But it hasn’t been all sunshine and lollipops. One of my rats Ra, a dwarf, has a temperament problem. At first it started with nipping my hand. It wasn’t...
  14. Rat Behavior
    Pet rat biting out of nowhere (please help, I dont know what to do) Hello! I bought my first pet rats (3 boys in total, aged between 6-8 weeks) last Saturday and brought them home. I left them alone over the night so that they could calm down. After that I slowly started to try and bond with...
  15. Rat Behavior
    Hi! One of my rats has been making very frequent, high-pitched squeaks, but only when she is resting inside of her hammock (I can't see what she's doing when she squeaks like this, because she lies down in between the two linings of the hammock rather than on top of it). The only time she ever...
  16. Rat Behavior
    Hi, I have three rats - Templeton, Toby and Todd. They are around 8 months old and came from the same litter from a breeder. Over the course of a few months, Templeton has been barbering Toby to the point where he has symmetrical bald spots on his shoulders and sometimes has small scabs from...
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